BECOME A VOLUNTEER
AT PINBALL EXPO

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT PINBALL EXPO 2018, PLEASE READ THE VOLUNTEER INFO TABS BELOW. FILL OUT THE APPLICATION LISTED.

Do you love PINBALL? Want to be a part of one of the longest running shows of it's kind? The core of the Pinball Expo is the people at the core of the pinball community. They include the people that spend months deciding what games to bring to the show as Exhibitors as well as the volunteers that help the show run smoothly. Many times, they are the same people.

Please submit the Volunteer Registration Form, click the button to access the PDF application:
PINBALL EXPO VOLUNTEER FORM

Pinball Expo is the brain child of Rob Berk who grew up playing pinball. His dream was to recognize his heroes – the pinball designers and artists that created the games he loved. With the help of Bill Kurtz and Mike Pacak, Pinball Expo became a reality taking place in Chicago, the home of pinball. Founded in 1985, Pinball Expo is the longest-running event dedicated to pinball.

Volunteer at Pinball Expo! Check out the other tabs for detailed information.
As a Pinball Expo Volunteer, you will be asked to:

* Be at least 18 years old

* Attend the mandatory staff meeting, which will be announced and determined prior to October 17th 2018

* ALWAYS BE READY TO ENGAGE PINBALL EXPO ATTENDEES OR ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS WITH A SMILE!

* Support the Pinball Expo Staff and Department Heads

* Remain in your specified department and stay focused on your assigned tasks for the duration of your shift, unless you are on a break that was approved by Pinball Expo Leadership

* The most important requirement...HAVE A GREAT TIME!!

Yes, Pinball Expo supports the following dress code.

The dress code is an official Pinball Expo t-shirt (which will be provided) with pants or solid-colored shorts of appropriate length (must reach the end of your fingertips when your hands are down at your sides) and close-toed, comfortable shoes for standing/walking extended periods of time.

As a Pinball Expo Volunteer you will get some exciting perks!

* Free all-weekend badge to the Vendor Hall and 24-Hour Free Play Rooms

* An additional badge for each extra shift worked, up to 2 max to share with family or friends!

* A Pinball Expo T-Shirt

* Access to the VIP Welcoming Party for our Vendors, Speakers, Volunteers, Staff, and those who bring games to play.

Pinball Expo adopts a family friendly ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY.

Pinball Expo adopts a Zero Tolerance Policy with regard to actions or behaviors that disrupt the atmosphere and livelihood of the exposition, such as but not limited to: actual or threatened acts of violence; physical, emotional or sexual abuse or bullying; possession of any items that is generally considered as or intended to be used as a weapon; possession of any illegal substances or alcoholic beverages; and other inappropriate or potentially harmful actions or behaviors; disregard to the instruction of Pinball Expo Staff. This policy applies to all Pinball Expo events and activities (including online or social media activities), as well as to all individuals involved with or participating in Pinball Expo events and activities (including staff, volunteers, panelists, performers, guests, participants, exhibitors, vendors, and press).

Pinball Expo reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from Pinball Expo that fails to comply with this Zero Tolerance Policy.

If you have any questions please contact us via email from the email button posted here.
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PINBALL EXPO HOURS & INFORMATION

*Please note that the "Registration Table" may be open earlier than the "Vendor Hall" and "24 Hour Game Hall"

*New for Pinball Expo 2018: The "24 Hour Game Hall" will start Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 pm until Saturday, October 20th at Midnight.

*Attendees who purchase daily tickets can play in the “24 Hour Game Hall” overnight until the "Registration Table" opens the next morning for people to purchase the next day's pass. Daily ticket prices for the “Vendor Hall” and “24 Hour Game Hall” are $30.00 Thursday, $30.00 Friday and $35.00 Saturday.

WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 17th

Registration Table 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vendor Hall and 24 Hour Game Hall are CLOSED due to set-up.

Wednesday's highlights include the FREE Bumper Blast Welcoming Party for our registered attendees.

THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 18th

Registration Table 8:00 am - Midnight

Vendor Hall 6:00 pm - Midnight

24 Hour Game Hall 6:00 pm and continues until Midnight Saturday.

Thursday's highlights include the Stern Pinball Factory Tour and the VIP Welcoming Party for our Vendors, Speakers, Volunteers, Staff, and those who bring games to play.

FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 19th

Registration Table 8:00 am - Midnight

Vendor Hall 6:00 pm - Midnight

24 Hour Game Hall continues until Midnight Saturday.

Friday's highlights include Seminars and Tournaments.

SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 20th

Registration Table 9:00 am - Midnight

Vendor Hall 10:00 am - Midnight

24 Hour Game Hall continues until Midnight.

Saturday's highlights include the Auction, Autograph Session, and Stern Pinball Machine Drawing.

SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 21st

Flip Out Tournament Concludes and Pinball Expo 2018 Officially Closes at 4:00 pm.

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If you are hesitating over a choice of a suitable membership plan, send us a letter with any questions or suggestions you have.

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